THE GIFTED: Natalie Alyn Lind chats Season 2 of Marvel X-Men series – Exclusive Interview

Natalie Alyn Lind as Lauren Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 2| ©2018 Fox/Justin Stephens

In Season 2 of THE GIFTED, Tuesday nights on Fox Networks, things are getting worse in mutant-human relations. In the series developed by Matt Nix, based on the Marvel X-MEN comics, mutants have been made to register with the U.S. government. At the start of Season 1, only mutants who used their powers (even those who did so inadvertently) were arrested, but now anti-mutant prejudice is much worse. Natalie Alyn Lind plays Lauren Strucker, a teen who has the ability to create flexible but impenetrable barriers out of thin air. Her younger brother Andy (Percy Hynes White) can make almost […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Amy Acker talks about Season 1 and reflects on ANGEL – Exclusive Interview

Amy Acker as Caitlin Strucker in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Ryan Green

THE GIFTED had its two-hour first-season finale this week on Fox, but Marvel mutant fans should not fear, though. Matt Nix’s narrative about a superpowered group resisting an oppressive government has been picked up for a second season. Amy Acker stars in THE GIFTED as Kate Strucker, a married mother of two whose life has recently been turned upside down. Kate, a nurse, is happily married to Reed (Stephen Moyer), who has prosecuted mutants whose powers have been used for destruction. Then Kate and Reed find that both of their teen children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Creator Matt Nix on Marvel’s TV mutants – Exclusive Interview

Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Blair Redford, Emma Dumont, Percy Hynes White, Amy Acker, Stephen Moyer, Natalie Alyn Lind and Coby Bell in THE GIFTED – Season 1 | ©2017 Fox/Miller Mobley

THE GIFTED is currently in its first season on Fox, Monday nights. Matt Nix, creator of BURN NOTICE, adapted the project for television. THE GIFTED is set in Marvel’s X-Men universe, but the X-Men are nowhere to be found. Mutants are banding together against persecution by Sentinel Services, an arm of the government that “detains” anyone who does anything that might be construed as abuse of power. Ordinary humans Reed (Stephen Moyer) and Kate Strucker (Amy Acker) are astonished when both of their adolescent children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), suddenly demonstrate their mutant powers in […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Stephen Moyer on Season 1 of the Marvel mutant series – Exclusive Interview

as Reed Strucker in THE GIFTED - Season 1| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./Ryan Green/FOX

In Fox Network’s THE GIFTED, an original series developed by Matt Nix from Marvel Comics, the Strucker family is stricken with big trouble. Stephen Moyer plays Reed Strucker, a Texas lawyer who has been confidently prosecuting mutants who act up – until the day that his two children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White), discover their own mutant powers and accidentally destroy their high school. Reed and his wife/the kids’ mom Kate (Amy Acker) turn to the Mutant Underground for help. Reed gets shot in the back while trying to protect the family, then arrested and questioned […]Read On »

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THE GIFTED: Actor Coby Bell on new mutant Marvel series – Exclusive Interview

Coby Bell in THE GIFTED - Season 1 - "eXtreme measures"| ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co./ Eliza Morse / Fox

Fox’s new Monday-night drama THE GIFTED is an original series set in the Marvel Comics Universe. It has some mutant characters viewers may know from iterations of THE X-MEN, but it centers on some new figures, the Strucker family. Dad Reed (Stephen Moyer) is a prosecutor whose job it is to put away dangerous mutants – until the day he and his wife Kate (Amy Acker) find that their two teenage children, Lauren (Natalie Alyn Lind) and Andy (Percy Hynes White) have just demonstrated mutant abilities. The Struckers go on the run from the mutant-hunting Sentinel Services, which is headed […]Read On »

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SHOTS FIRED: Actor Stephen Moyer on Fox’s new series – exclusive interview

Stephen Moyer stars in SHOTS FIRED | © 2017 Fred Norris/FOX

In Fox Network’s Wednesday night drama SHOTS FIRED, Stephen Moyer plays Lieutenant Breeland. Breeland is the top cop in a small North Carolina town where the Deputy Joshua Beck (Tristan Mack Wilds), the department’s only black officer, has just shot a white teenager, several weeks after a black teenager has been killed. A special prosecutor (Stephan James) and his tough investigator (Sanaa Lathan) are brought in and quickly come into conflict with Breeland. Moyer, who speaks with his normal English accent when he’s not playing Americans, spent six years as Louisiana vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD. He was […]Read On »

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THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER: Stephen Moyer chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Stephen Moyer stars as Milus Corbett in FX's THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER | © 2015 James Minchin/FX

In FX’s THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, Tuesdays at 10 PM, we’re in 14th-century Wales, where soldier-turned freedom fighter-turned executioner Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones) is caught up in political intrigue. One of the chief engineers of the political chess-playing is Chamberlain Milus Corbett, played by Stephen Moyer. Created by Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY), EXECUTIONER shoots in Wales. Moyer is an Englishman, but he now lives mainly in Southern California, where he spent seven years playing the often guilt-stricken vampire Bill Compton on HBO’s TRUE BLOOD; Moyer also directed several episodes of the series. Additionally, Moyer produced two feature films (THE BARRENS, […]Read On »

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THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER: Lee Jones chats about Season 1 – exclusive interview

Lee Jones stars as Wilkin Brattle in the FX show THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER | © 2015 Ollie Upton/FX

In THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, now in its first season on FX Network Tuesdays at 10 PM, Lee Jones plays Wilkin Brattle. Wilkin is a soldier in fourteenth-century Wales who wants a peaceful village life, but a combination of personal catastrophe and an apparently supernatural message cause him to accept a position as traveling executioner under the command of scheming politician Milus Corbett (Stephen Moyer). Jones, an Australian actor, traveled halfway round the world for BASTARD EXECUTIONER, created by Kurt Sutter (SONS OF ANARCHY). In a conversation during FX Network’s portion of the Television Critics Association press tour, Jones talks about […]Read On »

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THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER: Creator Kurt Sutter discusses her FX series – Interview

THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER | ©2015 FX

Kurt Sutter created SONS OF ANARCHY, the biker crime drama with themes from HAMLET that wrapped its seven-season run on FX last year. Now Sutter is back at FX with THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER, premiering its Tuesday-night 10 PM run on September 15 with a double episode. THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER is set in northern Wales in the 14th century. Soldier Wilkin Brattle (Lee Jones) has what he believes is an encounter with a divine messenger who instructs him to become an executioner under the sometimes conflicting influences of the mystic Annora (Katey Sagal) and ambitious politician Milus Corbett (Stephen Moyer). Addressing […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 7 – “Thank You” – Series Finale

Anna Paquin in the series finale of TRUE BLOOD - Season 7 - "Thank You" | © 2014 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Alexander Skarsgard, Chris Bauer, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Lauren Bowles, Anna Camp, Nelsan Ellis, Jim Parrack, Gregg Daniel, Noah Matthews, Bailey Noble, Nathan Parsons,  Adina Porter, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Will Yun Lee, Ashley Hinshaw, Lois Smith, Michael McMillian Writer: Brian Buckner, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Scott Winant Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 14, 2014 Major spoiler alert, we’re starting with the ending here for the TRUE BLOOD series finale. After seven seasons, it’s fine if Sookie (Anna […]Read On »

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